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AECOM Associate Director - Laboratory Architect in London, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking to appoint an outstanding RIBA Architect with extensive post-qualification experience and significant experience in laboratory design in Research and Development buildings, to join our expanding Health, Science and Education Architectural Team.

Our clients are looking for your expertise in leading the design and planning of their laboratories. You will have a commitment to understanding our clients’ needs and co-creating customised design solutions that meet their technical needs and are innovative, safe and efficient as well as being inspiring places to work. You will have a sound understanding of laboratory workflow and processes and the importance of flexibility and adaptability in laboratory design.

The role is central to the growth of our business and will involve developing new client relationships alongside building on existing ones. The successful applicant will have a strong track record in working directly with clients and consultants and be able to successfully lead multiple projects ranging from £20M to greater than £200M.

AECOM are at the forefront of using new digital technologies and the successful applicant will closely collaborate with our leading architectural digital team to provide clients with enhanced and more efficient design and construction solutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside HSE Director to deliver prestigious laboratory schemes and assist HSE Director with Bid proposals

  • Successfully manage projects to time and to plan reporting to HSE Director

  • Fulfil the role of Lead Designer on appropriate projects

  • Take the client’s brief and translate the scientific aims to the design team

  • Lead laboratory planning design solutions and present to user groups and other users as required

  • Ensure technical project delivery is robust and compliant with all associated laboratory regulations and guidance

  • Liaise with specialist laboratory suppliers and lead technical consultations

  • Embrace and incorporate AECOM’s Digital Strategy and Digital Delivery Project Approach

  • Collaborate with other project team consultants as required

  • Embrace Thought Leadership and public speaking opportunities in relation to laboratory planning and related projects.

  • Serves as the professional specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes for an assigned area of responsibility. Is consulted extensively by associates and others with a high degree of reliance on their professional interpretations and technical knowledge.

  • Is a recognized leader and authority in a broad area of specialization or in a narrow, but highly specialized field

  • Is responsible for the architectural program when the program is of limited complexity and scope, or plans and coordinates detailed phases of a major program

  • Provides support and leadership to others in achieving the technical objectives of the overall work effort.

  • Regularly called upon as a key expert in business development pursuits.

  • Consults clients and makes recommendations to overall senior project leadership as a key liaison across teams.

Personal Attributes:

  • Client-focused; collaborative, innovative and strategic

  • Collaborative team player who inspires team members in lab planning design/research and development buildings

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements :

  • ARB registered

  • Post-qualification experience

  • Laboratory experience delivering laboratory buildings throughout all RIBA workstages

  • Proven track record of outstanding client relationships

  • Proficient in BIM software including REVIT and BIM 360

  • Broad experience in designing and delivering varied laboratories

  • Understanding and experience of biosafety levels

  • Ability to demonstrate clear issues and lessons learned

  • Up-to-date with all relevant laboratory regulations and guidance

  • Experience in mentoring and inspiring team members in laboratory design

  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English

  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience in refurbishment and new build projects, Traditional and Design and Build, (NEC and JCT contracts) feasibility, design, technical, construction administration and employers agent roles.

  • Experience and expertise in sustainable design

  • GLP and GMP experience

  • Experience in BREEAM/LEAD/WELL Certification

  • Familiarity with research methods

  • Experience in public speaking in relation to laboratories and science

  • Keen interest in the future of science, healthcare and education, futureproofing and resilience in this sector

Additional Information

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10051914

Business Line: B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India

Career Area: Design

Work Location Model: Yes

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